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Republicans Play Speech Police, DNC Ad Focuses on Fear & Bigotry

By |November 21st, 2015|

IT IS a brave statement Democrats are making through an ad that refuses to cave to the GOP speech police, who are demanding everyone rally ’round “radical Islam,” or else. The DNC launches it amid Republican presidential candidates losing their minds over how to label ISIS cultists, who are murderers with no relationship […]

WSJ Cracks Up Over Populism Rise in GOP

By |November 12th, 2015|

THE CONSERVATIVE guide book for Republicans, the Wall Street Journal, is having a kind of crack up over the rise of populism in the Republican party. What the tea party began, Mitt Romney brought to an abrupt halt, but the defeat in 2012 made sure it would be resurrected in some form. On […]

Deciphering Ben Carson on Foreign Policy

By |November 11th, 2015|

THERE REALLY is nothing that compares to the answer Ben Carson gave on the Middle East, at the Fox Business debate Tuesday night. The obviously rehearsed word salad didn’t answer Maria Bartiromo’s question, but it did give Carson a chance to prove to his fundamentalist base that he can be commander in chief.

Dr. […]

Fox Business and Republicans Center Stage Tonight

By |November 10th, 2015|

“CNBC never asked the real questions, never covered the real issues. That’s why on November 10, the real debate about our economy and our future is only on Fox Business Network.” [The Washington Post]

AFTER THE Ben Carson fib-a-rama, not to mention all the bellyaching, Republicans on stage tonight have something to prove. So […]

Vetted: Carson’s Story Isn’t Adding Up, Caught in West Point Lie *Updated*

By |November 6th, 2015|

Later on Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Carson said the person he attempted to stab is a close relative, but that he or she did not want their name released. That differs from earlier accounts, in which Carson described the person as a classmate, according to The Daily Beast. […]

Marco Rubio’s Financial Dance, GOP Hits Clinton, and a Guy Named Ben

By |November 4th, 2015|

Carson’s relationship with Mannatech, a medical-supplement operator that uses misleading claims to exploit Christian customers, may provide the most revealing window into his methodology. […] If you have the facts in mind — Carson maintained an extensive relationship with the company — when you watch this answer, his unflinching dishonesty has a chilling quality. […]

RNC Learns They’re No Longer in Control

By |November 3rd, 2015|

The format and content of upcoming Republican debates became increasingly uncertain on Monday after Donald Trump’s campaign said the real estate mogul would negotiate his terms directly with television executives instead of as part of a joint effort with his rivals. [Washington Post]

THE TRUTH is exactly what Governor Chris Christie expressed on “Morning Joe” […]

GOP Debate Debacle: Trump Nixes Telemundo Debate Jeb! Wanted

By |November 2nd, 2015|

The campaigns reached an early consensus on one issue, according to several operatives in the room: the secure standing of Fox News Channel. Any changes would be applied to debates after next week’s Fox Business Network debate. Among the reasons, according to one operative in the room, was that “people are afraid to make […]

Jeb Implodes, Marco Rubio Proves He’s Ready for Hillary

By |October 29th, 2015|

“Someone convinced you attacking me is going to help you.” – Marco Rubio

THE ONLY thing Jeb Bush could offer was a cough. But when he turned to Marco Rubio to do the Sun Sentinel’s bidding, the paper who told the senator to resign, “not rip us off,” the last thing Bush expected was […]

Kasich Sounds Off, Republicans Squabble Over Debate Greenrooms

By |October 28th, 2015|

During a tense 30-minute meeting at the Coors Event Center, which was described by three sources present, several lower-polling campaigns lashed out at the RNC. They accused the committee of allotting them less-than-hospitable greenroom spaces while unfairly giving lavish ones to higher-polling candidates, such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson. [Politico]